Introduction

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Abstract

Light, or rather optics, has provided the means to learn and gather information about the physical world throughout history. The inexorable march of science and technology, has for example, seen the development of the telescope, microscope, camera, optical fibre and laser, to mention but a few. In a world where science moves to ever smaller scales and more specialised problems however, the boundaries of current technology are continually challenged, motivating the search for more sophisticated systems providing greater information content, sensitivity and increased dimensionality.

Keywords

Polarise Light Transverse Orientation Ghost Imaging Optical Data Storage Single Molecule Experiment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imperial College LondonLondonUK

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